Karl Lagerfeld Reinvents Tweed With Chanel 'Little Black Jacket'

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Karl Lagerfeld Reinvents Tweed With Chanel \'Little Black Jacket\'
When he's not saying odious crazy-old-man shit about Adele or Kate Middleton or anorexia or hanging out with his cat, Karl Lagerfeld contributes to some wonderfully artistic things. Today Chanel's Little Black Jacket exhibit opens at London's Saatchi gallery in celebration of their most iconic and beautiful piece: The LBJ.

The exhibition consists of over 100 photographs produced by Carine Roitfeld and Karl (BFFLs, BTW) more well-known and svelte muses (Daphne Guinness, Alexa Chung) and some more unexpected faces (Kanye West, Yoko Ono, Theophilus London) wearing the jacket.

Earlier this year the photos were launched online, and the exhibit started its world tour back in April with a showing in Tokyo. After London, it will be hitting Moscow, Sydney, Paris and Berlin.

Though Karl's getting much of the credit, Chanel's iconic tweed jacket was created by Coco herself in 1954 as part of her first collection, and have been one of the house's foundations ever since. Between its versatility and its popularity with the style set and the red carpet crowd, the little black jacket has been able to overcome the dreaded status of being consigned to the fashion archives--it's just as fresh and chic as ever.

So if you're in the Chelsea neighborhood between now and October 28, it's worth a stop (and it's free!). If you don't happen to be in London, take a peek at this gorgeous video on how much work goes in to the making of these beautiful little $1,000+ tweeds.
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